Papal Award for John McKay, Dundee

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John McKay has been presented with the Papal Medal, Benemerenti, at a ceremony in his home parish of St Joseph’s, Dundee. Although a native of the nearby Ss Peter and Paul’s parish, he has spent most of his adult life in the West End of the city. John has been a parishioner of St Joseph’s, Dundee, for many years and …

Sid Grant receives Benemerenti Medal

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On Tuesday 7th May, in St James’, Kinross, a Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Bishop Stephen Robson and priests of the Diocese of Dunkeld for the presentation of the Benemerenti award to Mr. Sid Grant. Sid and his wife Maureen have been stalwarts of the parish since they moved to Kinross back in May of 1972. They were joined …

LIFE LONG SERVICE TO CATHOLIC CHURCH

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Mary Hopkins age 95 received the Bene Merenti medal from his holiness Pope Francis. Presenting this prodigious award on behalf of His Holiness, Bishop Stephen Robson Bishop said Mary had given incredible service to the Catholic Church in her Parish of St Pius X, Dundee, for many years. She prepared the church for its worship, brought Holy Communion to the …

Papal award for Kilgraston teacher Margaret McCabe

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The feast commemorates the apparition of Our Lady to Juan Diego in 1531 outside what is now Mexico City. It is a very important part of Advent celebrations in Mexico, and our observance recognises the role in our community played by our Mexican students. This year, the Mass was of greater importance, as we recognised and acknowledged the hard work …

Pro Ecclesia award for Miss Losty

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Anne Marie Losty, teacher and Housemistress at Kilgraston, has been awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (literally: ‘for the Church and the Pontiff’), by the Pope. The honour, which consists of a gold medal inscribed in Latin and an official scroll, is the highest medal that the Pope can award to a layperson. Established in 1888, it is given to …